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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Bush and Cheney Manipulate the Oil Crisis!

There is no doubt in my mind that this energy fiasco is a result of Cheney, Bush and the oil companies planning this a long time ago. The so called meeting between Cheney and the energy group from which the minutes are not being released is where this plot starts. By making people suffer and manipulating the marketplace they can blame the "environmentalists" for causing this. They believe they can force the people to abandon any form of conservation by hurting them. I warned of these tricks decades ago but to no avail. No one believed me because they wouldn't do something like that! Right! And these people wouldn't manipulate intelligence to start a war either.

Americans are the dumbest suckers out there. They have been led to their own slaughter like sheep. This is all part of a master plan by these lunatics who believe in an Apocalyptic end to the earth. We might as well as just destroy everything right now. The so called investigation into the oil companies on price gouging is nothing more than a public relations ploy. Bush and Cheney are the two most immoral excuses of humanity to ever inhabit the White House. Bush is nothing more than burn out from years of alcohol and other drug abuse who now has a delusional religious bent. Cheney is just a complete fucking liar that has no use for anyone but himself and his low life friends.

The sad part is that America hasn't knocked down the gates and rushed the White House demanding the resignation of these pieces of trash. But it won't matter because they have everything in place to continue to make people suffer and the onslaught of environmental degradation. These are the worst times for America, and I fear it is over for this country as a great nation.

Bush and Cheney have destroyed this country and have set into motion series of world wide problems that may end society as we know it. And we have let them get away with it.

Monday, April 03, 2006

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George Will: Global Warming Expert or Mental Midget?

I maintain there is much more wonder in science than in pseudoscience. And in addition, to whatever measure this term has any meaning, science has the additional virtue, and it is not an inconsiderable one, of being true.

Carl Sagan (1934-1996)

Once upon a time there were people who couldn’t become scientists. Why? Perhaps they weren’t smart enough or maybe they just didn’t wish to go through the rigors of a scientific curriculum. So these people made up their own science format and called it: Political Science! Among the modern day practitioners of this witchcraft is none other than Dr. George “the pundit” Will. Of course, I am being a bit tongue and cheek here but political scientists are anything but scientists (there are a few exceptions including Dr. Howard Ernst of the Naval Academy who did a fine job on the book, Chesapeake Bay Blues).

Will’s anti-environmental bent has been around for years. Recently it manifested itself in the Jewish World Review (http://jewishworldreview.com/cols/will040306.asp) in the article, Let cooler heads prevail: The media heat up over global warming. Will sites data from the 70’s claiming that scientists then were predicting a coming ice age. His explanation basically is that the earth is either warming or cooling and that it’s the journalists who are fueling this debate, and so what if the earth is warming.

Yes, this man does have a PhD in PolySci as we used to call it, and so much for his critical thinking skills. I wonder if George realizes that in 30 years since 1975 the knowledge of environmental scientists and climatologists has changed dramatically. Computers have advanced and models have improved in the last 30 years would be an understatement. Almost all legitimate climatologists and environmental scientists accept the present Global Warming analysis with the exception of those who are funded by the coal or oil industry. Unfortunately, the media contrary to what Will has stated have actually given more press to the nonbelievers of Global Warming then to the actual science of it. This is because no matter how crazy an idea is on the right (or sometimes the left) the media assumes that they are on equal footing scientifically. The recent debate over evolution versus intelligent design is a perfect example of this.

Will’s knowledge of science is limited of course and his understanding of it warped by his political philosophy. He is right on a couple of things that China, and other nations must also be included any protocols and that Clinton knew this too. But he is a witchdoctor among many in this nation in the world of political science (which is an oxymoron). His simplistic and “absolute analysis of science” from the 70’s is typical of the rhetoric of the right. I call this the sound bite or bumper sticker mentality and it has no place in the halls of science.

We are in deep trouble scientifically in this country. We are a scientifically illiterate nation. Will fuels such stupidity and the people believe it. Like Robert Kennedy Jr. on the left and Michael Crichton on the right Will is one of the pundits who are not scientists, have little scientific knowledge but are eager to write and spread such nonsense. As I have mentioned before if these people wanted to be scientists why didn’t they go to the universities to become one (Crichton does have MD thank God he never practiced)? When I was an undergraduate majoring in biology we used try and get into PolySci courses to improve our overall grade point average. Since these courses didn’t seem to require too many IQ points or critical thinking skills.

To put it bluntly, Will’s take on Global Warming should win him the Mental Midget of the Week Award with all due honors, Congratulations ----Dr. Will.

There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.

Hippocrates (460- 377 BC)